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The Priest's Wife (1970)

La moglie del prete (original title)
Discovering her boyfriend is married, a young lady attempts to take her life, pausing only to phone a Help Line. Finding herself very much alive in hospital she meets the priest who took ... See full summary »

Director:

Dino Risi

Writers:

Ruggero Maccari (screenplay), Bernardino Zapponi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sophia Loren ... Valeria Billi
Marcello Mastroianni ... Don Mario
Venantino Venantini ... Maurizio
Jacques Stany Jacques Stany ... Jimmy Guitar
Pippo Starnazza Pippo Starnazza ... Valeria's Father
Augusto Mastrantoni Augusto Mastrantoni ... Monsignor Caldana
Giuseppe Maffioli Giuseppe Maffioli ... Davide Libretti
Miranda Campa Miranda Campa ... Valeria's Mother
Gino Cavalieri Gino Cavalieri ... Don Filippo
Gino Lazzari Gino Lazzari ... Caldana's Secretary
Dana Ghia ... Lucia
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Storyline

Discovering her boyfriend is married, a young lady attempts to take her life, pausing only to phone a Help Line. Finding herself very much alive in hospital she meets the priest who took the call and, much taken with him, she starts trying to date him. He in turn succumbs to her charms and they soon realise their major problem is his Holy vow of celibacy. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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This is the Story About a Devoted Priest...and a Woman After His Own Heart! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | France

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

22 December 1970 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher do Padre See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Valeria Billi: Oh, there's a jinx on me. They're all married! One to a wife. The other to the Church.
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Connections

Referenced in The French Connection (1971) See more »

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One of the best Sophia Loren Moments
11 September 2002 | by robbievogueSee all my reviews

This is one of the sweetest Sophia Loren films. I always found she is at her best in movies made in her home country,which is kind of logical too.Marcello is in it,as is a tremendous easy listening soundtrack by Armando Trovaioli. Mastroianni and Loren hit it off,even though Marcello is acting a bit bland. Funny,delightful,silly,sweet. A rainy Sunday afternoon film. See it!


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